Gloucester Scalloper Overdue

googinhater

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Wow sad to hear and it was a nice Stanley real was a good looking scallop boat. Lets keep are hopes up
 

seacraft1973

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Saw on Fox News that the liferaft was washed up in Saugus, not really what I wanted to see or hear.
 

CaptDave

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Not looking too good right now and surprised it blew that direction from Stellwagen. Also some fishing gear washed up in Hull. Have to keep the crew in our thoughts and prayers.

Dave
 

MouseTrap

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The crew are from Deer Island Maine. Only supposed to be a day trip. My thoughts are with the men and their friends and families.

Foxy-Lady-II.jpg
 

El Mar

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monktails

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Tough to hear about this every day. Those rafts are only good for one thing and that is no inspection. I am glad I got rid of the one we had on my boat, not worth the safety factor. The chance of being able to get inside of that raft in a large sea would not be easy.
 

coddock

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From what I understand it was just the canister that washed up...no raft. God willing the crew is in the raft and waiting for rescue. Lets keep positive!

Oh and by the way...I will ALWAYS feel better leaving the dock with a raft on my house roof.
 

BillD

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Tough to hear about this every day. Those rafts are only good for one thing and that is no inspection. I am glad I got rid of the one we had on my boat, not worth the safety factor. The chance of being able to get inside of that raft in a large sea would not be easy.

Explain?
The raft pictured is not "self deployable" type?
 

monktails

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It is self deployable. From the picture of the boat it is a large orange capsule. To enter these you must be able to climb into a locked door. Unlike the rafts which most of us have that can be easily climbed into. I feel and felt at the time of changing rafts that the one pictured on FV Foxy Lady 2 are unsafe because of this reason. Also very tough to fit 4 guys into those rafts as we tried in dry dock.
 

Prdlobster

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I have no experience with the Ovatek capsules like the one pictured on the Foxy Lady II but I'm assuming you can just release the pelican hook and a couple guys can throw it off the roof into the water...I don't know how much they weigh. It must must have gotten to the point where the hydrostatic release did its job. Hopefully it's possible they had a conventional style raft too and may be in that. Prayers are with the men and the families.
 

following c

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Very sad, thoughts and prayers to the family. We need some good news for a change
 


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